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Grand jury approves charges against man accused of Shady Cove murder

The grand jury returned a 'true bill' on two felony charges for Shane Wayman.

Posted: Nov 14, 2019 5:16 PM
Updated: Nov 14, 2019 5:28 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. — The case against a Shady Cove man accused of his roommate's murder will go forward, a grand jury decided on Thursday. 21-year-old Shane Wayman was arrested on Tuesday and arraigned the next day.

Wayman faces charges for murder in the second degree and abuse of a corpse in the second degree after investigators say he killed his roommate at their home and then attempted to hide her body along Highway 227, just across the Douglas County line.

The grand jury returned a "true bill" on Thursday afternoon, the Jackson County District Attorney's Office said — meaning they found there to be enough evidence to officially charge Wayman with the murder. The DA's Office will now move forward with the prosecution.

"The court will set another court appearance for Wayman to be arraigned on the indictment," the DA's Office said in a statement.

Police picked Wayman up on Tuesday when they found him walking along Highway 62, according to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office. Detectives later found his parked vehicle, and soon uncovered Finch's body in the woods along Hwy 227.

An autopsy of Finch's body was planned for Wednesday, but the results have not yet been released.

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